Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Blogaversary To Me - OR- Trying To Climb Out of My Funk

I know I have been pretty absent lately.

Yesterday was my 2 year Blogaversary.

And I missed it.

In fact, I haven't blogged for 2 weeks.

I have to admit to being in rather a bit of a funk.

I have not been feeling really great
due to a broken tooth that I ignored
far too long.

And January is always really a hard month for me

And I think all the emotions and changes from our
move were taking their toll.

And I really miss India.

I mean, I KNEW I was going to miss her.

And while I was so happy she was getting to
go live her dream,
I was dreading her going.

 I kept trying to start sewing projects,
to get motivated.

But I just could not climb out of this funk.

So last weekend,
I told the Hot Rockin' Hubby that I NEEDED
to see the ocean.

I NEEDED the ocean air.

And since we live less than an hour away from
the ocean, here in Sonoma County
we hopped in the car and drove!

We parked at Doran Beach
 and Ahnalin immediately took off her socks
 and boots and started running.

It was COLD!!



The town of Bodega Bay was celebrating
Chowder Day,
which meant we got to sample 10 different
chowders and vote for our favorite.

Our favorite was Spud Point Crab Company,
who also happened to be the winners of the contest
yet again.

Yes, Ahnalin's ever present jump rope
came with us.

She jumps everywhere.

We had a great time.

And it helped.

As to my tooth,
 well, I made an appointment with a dentist
in our church for Valentine's Day.

Her office called yesterday and said they had
a cancellation and I should come in to the office today.

So, I went, after freaking out all night long.

And now I feel better.
She did a temporary fix on my tooth until I can afford
to have a root canal and crown.
She could not believe I was so calm in the office,
because the tooth was so badly broken.

But it felt so much better than it had for the last several months!
Quite miraculous actually!

I am still not finished with my sewing chair.
Right now I am working on Ahnalin's curtains
for her bedroom.
I put up some vintage
Laura Ashley border that I had been saving for years.

I want to get the curtains done and then do a new
duvet, bed skirt and sham for her room as well.

She is having a tea party on Saturday for some
of her new little friends at church,
so my goal is to have her room done by then.

I am trying hard to climb out of the fog
right now.

I am so very grateful for all the wonderful things
in my life and family.

I guess that just a lot of change all at once
was harder on me than I thought it would be.

And I guess I am trying to be a little
more gracious and merciful to myself as well.

I hope to have something to show for myself
in the next few days.


MommytoAJ said...

Your photos are amazing. Pics of Ahnalin leaping and jumping and her sweet shadow trying to keep up.

That certainly would help lift me out of a funk.

I can't imagine how much you miss India - you guys have such an amazing bond that I feel right thru my computer.

I hope this funk lifts soon for you - I miss your blog posts.

Lisa xo

Jona said...

I wish I had a nearby ocean to lift me out of funks. I'd be willing to drive the 6 hours that's for sure! My big girl is moving to Montana next month and I'm a mess. I hope you are feeling better Sivje! I know being productive does help but sometimes it's just taking a break from it all that does the most good.

Ellie Inspired said...

Wow, Sivje those pictures are amazing. I can tell what a healing and restful day it was for you. You've had a lot of changes in the last few months. I agree with Jona - I think your body needed the rest. I hope that you are feeling better! I've been wanting to call and chat with you!

Sewing Geek said...

It is hard to have a child grow up and away, but what a great job you have done so that she is able to do so.

The only other comment I have ... how on earth did Ahnalin suddenly get so big? She looks like such a big girl in these pictures.

Laurie said...

We all go through these times in our life. Keep Christs love with you. Be kind with yourself and keep taking those steps forward.

Tabitha O. said...

I hear you on that kind of funk...i worry about myself in these upcoming years of letting go. I wish I was there near you we could do some together sewing therapy!

Julia said...

I know about funk! I've been in and out of one ever since my mother died. The worst funk I ever went through though was when our oldest daughter went off to college! I was miserable and made those around me miserable.
Ahnalin is a foot taller!

Sandra said...

I'm sorry about your funk! I think it happens to all of us sometimes, and I'm glad you got some attention for your tooth--that's definitely no fun!

I can't wait to see what you create next!

Jane Steen said...

Aaaaagh! Now I'm in a funk because we're under 2' of snow and I've no prospect in sight of seeing the ocean. Maybe I should drive over to the lake and pretend the snow is white sand...

I hope you climb out of your funk soon. Make yourself something pretty!

goosiegirls said...

Girl, You've had so many changes within such a short period of time, it's no wonder you're in a funk. And I know the worries much surely double or even triple the changes... So, it's okay to feel blue. Time, hope, and the Lord's grace will get you through. I'll be praying for you.

Dawn said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I'm so glad that you guys had a chance to get away to the beach. Gosh, I live 15 minutes from the beach and I never go...I actually don't like the beach...I'm more of a mountain girl. It looks like you guys had a great time and it was well deserved!!! You have been through a lot in a short amount of time and we all need to chill once in a while...wow, that's advice I should take myself.. : ). I'm still waiting to hear from you so please give me a call when you have a chance. I miss chatting with you.


Thearica said...

I do hope you are feeling much better! Your trip to the ocean looked awesome! That is a beautiful little girl running up and down the beach!

None of us like to deal with changes we don't want ...but it is our friends who help us through it..and we do get through it..it just takes a while.